Many companies and institutions use personality tests as a way to determine the nature of the individual to see if it matches the job applied. One of the tests are Taylor Hartman’s Color code – red means you are motivated by power, yellow is motivated by fun. In the case mentioned in the article, the personality test does not have a direct influence on hiring, it helps the managers to understand the interviewee better. Other tests include Clifton Strengths and Insights Discovery. Time magazine is famous for using DiSC model to diagnose a person’s dominance, influence, steadiness, and conscientiousness. Helen Fisher’s temperament inventory identifies whether you are a testosterone, dopamine, estrogen, or serotonin.
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences:
Layperson / layman n. - normal people, regular Joe
- To the layperson, personality tests do not mean much.
Motivate v. Provide sb. - With a reason for doing something.
- If you get personality test categorizes you as red, you are a person who is motivated by power.
Dominant adj.- have power and influence over others
- Dominant people in the office tend to want to work in leadership positions.